Winter has started painting the town white, compelling all of us to start layering out clothes, lighting the fireplace at night, and switching our skincare routine to maintain a beautiful look during this season. If you’ve been seeing cracks or flakes on your skin for the past few weeks, you aren’t alone—most of us experience having dry skin during cold weather, even more when the temperature dramatically drops down in winter.
In short, it’s time to switch out your usual skincare products with winter essentials that will ensure that your skin remains well-hydrated and moisturized. Don’t feel like what you currently have is enough—believe us, winter can be rough for your skin. And if you don’t want to deal with flaky and extremely dry skin, listen to us and get the following skincare must-haves that you will definitely need this winter.
Make sure you keep removing your dead skin cells to prevent your face from looking ashy all winter. Get this Treatment Enzyme Peel from AMOREPACIFIC with papaya extracts. From a superfine powder, this product turns into a scrub once it gets in contact with warm water. The result? A glowing skin with a youthful look.
Moisturizer should be on top of your priorities when it comes to winter skincare. Make that as easy as possible with Vichy’s Fortifying Lotion that hydrates even the driest of skins. The creamy consistency of its formula will hydrate your face without leaving it feeling greasy. Bonus: it has SPF 25 to protect your complexion, too!
Augustinus Bader The Cream ($265)
We trust Dr. Bader’s experience on stem cell research and The Cream is definitely a great proof that we made the right decision in trusting him. This product will keep your fine lines on the down low even at the coldest of temperatures. It’s free from fragrance and has a nice pouch that’s perfect for travelling.
Sometimes, having just one plain moisturizers won’t cut it with the extreme weather conditions. What you’ll need is an amplifier of hydration that your moisturizer is set out to do—just like this Cannabis Seed Facial Oil. Made with concentrated hemp oil, this one gets rid of dry patches real good, real fast.
Cleansing out the skin is a major factor in maintaining a beautiful skin at any season. But this winter, your pores might need a bit more attention, and that’s what this Vitamin C Face Wash from Joanna Vargas is for. You won’t have to worry about makeup residue and lingering dirt on your face anymore as this product melt all those away and remove them from your face.
Micellar water has been so popular that there are so many options out there in the beauty market. But if you’re a real micellar water pro, you know that among the few that stand out is Bioeffect’s Micellar Cleansing Water, especially because it has a hydration feature without the use of any oil. Amazing, right?
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($15)
Irritated skin is a common issue whenever it’s cold. During this time, you won’t be able to use your usual cleansers that might worsen the situation of your face, so you gotta switch into a gentler product, like this Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh. If has a wonderful cleaning power while being super gentle into the skin.
Serum should be a staple in your beauty regime, especially when you’re well into the middle of the extremely cold winter season. While your skin faces the harsh freezing temperature from the outside, you should make the utmost effort to calm it down and soothe it, and by that we mean using Shani Darden’s Texture Reform™ Gentle Resurfacing Serum to keep your skin clear and looking fresh.
You think you can get away with sunscreen laziness during winter? Nope. Always remember to keep your skin protected fro harmful UV Rays every single day. For a moisturizing sunscreen that wouldn’t lead to breakout, try Eve Lom’s Daily Protection Sunscreen with SPF 50.
Some fight battles with swords and guns. But when it comes to face dirt battle, all you need is a cotton and REN Beauty’s Beauty Daily AHA Tonic—a combination that always wins over any facial dirt. It also balances the skin’s condition every after cleaning stage. So that’s a win, right?
Winter may be a difficult time for your skin to show its best state, but it isn’t impossible, you guys. Just a few adjustments here and there can give you the gorgeous glow even during a season of dry skin. Soon enough, people will admire how you can manage to look radiant even with an extremely cold weather.
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